“I love you, momma,” the seven-year-old scrawled on a sheet of loose leaf paper, written in pencil with occasional misspellings. “We have bin praying for you. We love you and don’t for get us.” by a child to a missing mother find a way to tear at your heartstrings. Tabitha Franklin is the missing mother of three children who have been writing to her on MySpace and personal notes from home. It's obvious they are missing her terribly and hoping they are not forgotten. They don't realize, nor do they know why she is gone from their lives. Hannah, Gavin and Dawson just know that they want their mother home, it's a simple as that.Tabitha was last seen on August 8, 2009 in Cullman, Alabama and reports say that she left a residence with an ex-boyfriend. He states that he dropped her off to do some shopping and when he returned to pick her up she was nowhere to be found.
"She had an ex-boyfriend who there was a report of abuse and it was filed and later charges were dropped with threats to the family," says Stacey White, Tabitha's sister-in-law.According to the Cullman County Sheriff's office they have exhausted all of the leads they had and are now asking for the help of the public for clues. Although the authorities are actively investigating the leads that come in, Tabitha's case is not considered a criminal matter. The family fears otherwise and until there is word from "Tabby" they are pleading for help to find her.
Tabby's family and friends have a Cause page on Facebook where anyone can join and leave messages of encouragement for them. A little girl writes to her mother:
"I love you mama this is your princess hannah i wish you were here everybody misses you the whole family does and were still trying to figure out where you are i know dawson and gavin loves you you use to call them prince and daddy misses you i love you mommy "
Name: Tabitha Franklin
Date of Birth: 09/15/1980
Date Missing: 08/13/2009
Age at time of disappearance: 28
City Missing From: Cullman
State Missing From: AL
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Identifying Characteristics: Tabitha has 4 tattoos: An angel on her right arm, a scroll on left upper arm, a butterfly in between her shoulders on her back, and a rose on her ankle. She has 2 scars: a c -section scar, and a small scar on her nose.
Clothing: She was last seen wearing a black dress.
Jewelry: She usually wears dangling style earrings and often wears necklaces.
Circumstances of Disappearance: She was last seen at a friend's home in West Point , AL. She was then picked up by an adult male acquaintance and driven to Hueytown. The adult male stated that he dropped her off went to do errands and when he returned to pick her up, she was gone.
Medical Conditions: None known
Investigative Agency: Cullman County Sheriff's Department
Agency Phone: (256) 734-0342 Investigative Case #: 09010083 Print a Poster: http://www.projectjason.org/aan/AAN_TabithaFranklin.pdf
Sept 5, 2011